Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Call to Artists: NSCAD University is looking for Sessional Faculty, Nova Scotia

Deadline to apply: February 20

The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University), founded in Halifax in 1887, is one of North America's outstanding institutions for the study, practice, and teaching of art, craft and design. One of Canada’s oldest independent cultural institutions, NSCAD University continues to be regarded as a principal center for education and research in visual culture in North America.

NSCAD welcomes applications to fill various temporary faculty positions for the 2010-2011 year. Offerings may be for the Fall and/or Winter semesters of 2010-2011. Our academic year starts at the beginning of September with the Fall 2010 semester and ends with the Winter semester of 2011 at the end of April. Sessional faculty must be on campus at least 7 days prior to the commencement of the Fall term.

Divisions seeking applications include:
Foundation Introduction to Visual Culture (competition #2010-1-FNDN)
Craft Division (Jewellery/Textiles) (competition #2010-2-CRFT)
Division of Critical & Historical Studies (competition #2010-3-AHIS)
Fine Arts Division (Sculpture) (competition #2010-4-FA)
Design Division (competition #2010-5-DSGN)
Media Arts Division (Photography) (competition #2010-6-PHOT)

Qualifications: Studio Based courses require: an MFA/MDes or equivalent combination of experience/qualification, an active studio practice and/or substantial professional practice and post-secondary teaching experience. Liberal Studies courses require: a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree, a strong research and publication record and/or creative practice, a sound knowledge of critical theories and methodologies, a sound understanding of studio based art and design education and a preferred minimum of three (3) years of post-secondary teaching experience. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and in accordance with the Faculty Salary Grid.

All application materials are due in the Office of Academic Affairs by 4:00 PM February 20, 2010 All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Hiring will be in accordance with NSCAD University’s policy on non-discrimination.

The application must include the following: curriculum vitae that lists the actual length of time that each course has been taught; a portfolio with 20 examples of your work, in digital formats (JPEG’s and PDFs are preferred), and the names and contact information of three references. The University will seek permission from the applicant before contacting the referees. Other support documentation, such as evidence of teaching effectiveness, course outlines, project briefs, a statement of teaching philosophy, and/or an outline of research interests, is also welcome.

Please direct applications to:
Dr. James Moy Provost and Vice President Office of Academic Affairs and Research
NSCAD University 5163 Duke Street,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3J6
Fax: 902 425 4664

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